...thanks to its new live road traffic monitoring web site. TfL's Live Travel News portal gives us a live, voyeuristic view through 170 of the city's traffic cameras, cleverly overlaid on top of the familiar Google Maps interface.
Boxx is a bizarre little creation. Combining an electric scooter with a very modern design, Boxx looks like hard drive on wheels. But with the ability to travel 80 miles at speeds up to 35 MPH, this thing is no child's toy, either.
MIT's city car concept has been in the pipeline for a long time, but until now there's been nothing other than illustrations and half-size models. Now, however, the real thing is here, and it's about to go into testing in Europe.
Kazakhstan isn't the first country I'd associate with modernism and gleaming infrastructure, but according to photos from English Russia, I'm dead wrong: the Altmay Metro is gorgeous. And, shocking to any urbanite, gorgeously clean, like Star Trek with more maids.
Electric cars haven't exactly been flying off the forecourts of dealers across the UK, and now there's another eco technology on the way to battle for the incredibly small low-carbon car market. Get ready for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, which the government expects to hit the market in 2014 or 2015.
I still think the Segway has a lot of potential, but not until it reaches a reasonable price point. So in the interim, this Personal Rover could fill the gap, providing similar functionality at a fraction of the cost.
Some good seems to have come out of the Hammersmith flyover shutdown, despite the traffic chaos -- the Hammersmith Morris Men have been able to bust out their moves on the bridge that inspired the “Hammersmith Flyover” dance some 50 years ago. Awesome.
The mega-controversial HS2 high-speed rail network had been approved. Although "network" is perhaps going a little too far -- a new Y-shaped line between London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds will start construction in 2016.
Today is the last day those of you in London will see the notorious 'Bendy Bus' in service, with the fleet of articulated people carriers being taken out of service after one final Friday night of ferrying drunk people home.
By using an intricate resin spoke system, Bridgestone's new airless tyre provides the same level of shock absorption as an inflated tire, without you having to worry about monitoring air pressure or changing a flat ever again.
I'm not sure how much time Queen Lizzy has for yachting when she's busy tapping the clock and looking expectantly at Kate Middleton's stomach, but the Daily Mail has launched a campaign to deliver a new "mega-yacht" to the Royal Family before the Queen's Diamond Jubilee next June. This might be one of the Mail's most fantastical articles ever.
You might be surprised to find out that trains travelling the Central line cover the equivalent distance from here to Australia each day -- that's over 8100 miles. The Northern and Piccadilly lines come close too, with 7850 and 7500 miles covered each.
While not quite as imposing as BMW Oracle's USA-17, the Vestas Sailrocket Mk.II is no less impressive. It's aiming to top 65 mph on wind power alone—the water-borne equivalent to going plaid—and break the short-distance world speed sailing record.